Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Smart Like A Fox

Hello Summer!  Kids are finally out of school, woohoo!  This is one of the photos snagged off the bulletin board the last day of school.  My daughter won the award at the beginning of the school year!  Another mom was kind enough to snap this photo since I just happened to be at the hospital in labor with her little sister at the same time!

Such an assortment of embellishments come with FotoBella's bundle.  I really love the black and gold wood pieces.  That fox, oh that fox is so cute!  I just had to use it.  You can see that I did hold off on the journaling for this layout.  I usually do all of my journaling at one time, once I have all the layouts in order and ready to go into the album.  That way I get all the facts straight and in order!

The chipboard sticker pieces are really amazing.  Great pop of color next to that black outline.  

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Weekly Challenges with Society Fifty-Two

Have you guys joined the Society Fifty-Two group on Instagram yet? 

Oh my, you really should!  It's a great way to get some inspiration and motivation to get your stash scrapped!  This is the first week of challenges, so check it out!  

Visit them on Instagram to get all the details :)   This week the challenge is to use the colors Mint  and Navy, with a twist of Hot Pink ;)  Tons of fun! 

 So here's my layout:

 And a detailed shot for ya'.  The collection used for this layout is My Mind's Eye Cut & Paste.  It had the perfect colors for this challenge :)

Want to get scrapping'?  Join the Society Fifty-Two fun!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pirates at Sea!

Fun cruise photos and fun papers from Carta Bella's Ahoy There Collection make for a great layout.  The red striped vellum that looks amazing in this layout is from My Mind's Eye Necessities Red Collection.   Thanks to, I've been working with these great products.

This layout has some real pizazz with the stripes, chevrons and other fun patterns.  

Embellishments are enamel dots from My Mind's Eye Blue Necessities. 

I really love all the fun layers, stickers and alphas.  

Check out all this great stuff at

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

You Make Me Happy Layout

Hey there, what have you all been up to lately?  I have been lovin' the new collection from Carta Bella, Ahoy There!  I've been waiting for the perfect collection to use for my cruise photos from 2012 and this is it.  I created this layout for the FotoBella Design Team.

Celebrating the New Year on a cruise is a blast!  Here's me and my little man at Formal dinner on New Year's.  Such a handsome boy.  I thought the navy's in the various papers were very elegant looking for this photo.  By adding the journal card sentiment, it gave the pop of color I needed and I complimented it by making a banner with the red paper.  

Here are some detail shots of the color accent that really make the layout.  The striped brad is from My Mind's Eye Necessities Red Collection.  It matches perfect and both these great collections can be found at  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

So Long, Farewell!

Well folks, today is my last post for Kiwi Lane's Design Team.  Man time flies when you're having fun!  For my farewell post, I'm sharing some of my favorite Kiwi Lane designer templates.

Madison Avenue, Cascade Trails, Tags, Mini Tags, and Photo Mats are seen here in the planning of the layout.  

And see how it all came together with Echo Park's Bundle of Joy Collection.  

Love those pennants from the Tags and Mini Tags template collections!

Thanks Kiwi Lane for a great run!  It was a fabulous opportunity to design for you and work with such an awesome company and group of people!  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kiwi Lane and Hazel & Ruby

This month Kiwi Lane's Design Team is working with Hazel & Ruby Product.  I got great stencils, tissue paper and sequins to use and here is what I came up with.  

I started with a white card stock background, and then placed the stencils.  I used them for the title “Love You”, the rectangle shape and the random letters.  I then sprayed several colors of Color Shine and pulled the stencils up to reveal the white background.  Using a few scraps that were already laying on my scrap paper, I framed up the photo.  I added the Hazel & Ruby Tissue Paper Quote Collage with the Mini Madison Lane template 1B.  I wanted to keep the look on the edgy side, so I kept the frame up simple, used the stapler to attach my photo and paper and embellished with sequins.  I outlined some of the letters with a black pen and roughed up some of the patterned paper with a black ink pad.  

Supplies:  Kiwi Lane Mini Madison Lane 1B template, Hazel & Ruby: Pass the tissue-Quote Collage, Stencil-Greeting words, Sequin tube, white card stock, black card stock, Heidi Swap Color Shine, scraps of Bella Blvd paper, black pen, black ink.

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Swim Class with Echo Park

Have you seen Echo Park's Summer Bliss Collection yet?  It's super cute!  Great for any summer adventure photos.  FotoBella has all of it just waiting for you.  

Every year, my kiddos spend the summer in swim class at the local college pool.  In this layout, they are posing for the camera after class one day.  They are so cute!

Such fun patterns and colors make for a great layout!  

Embellishing was easy with the word stickers and alphas.  Simple and fun, exactly what summer and layouts should be sometime!

Have a fabulous day!